Calling Local Authors

Adding an indie bookstore purchase-link

It's easy to add indie online purchase-links to your email signature and website! is the American Booksellers Association's book database, and helps shoppers find the indie nearest them. Want to send a purchase link to your friends and family? Use this formula to find yours: / book / your isbn-13   Example:

This same formula works for Gibson's Bookstore's website: / book / your isbn-13    Example:

Calling Local Authors Form

Gibson’s supports local writers!

If you have self-published your book, or if it is not available through our regular distribution, we are happy to take copies on consignment. Normal consignment terms are 60% of the cover price paid to the author after books are sold, with accountings every quarter or as appropriate. Please contact Michael or John to start the conversation. You can review our consignment policy and contract here.

Requesting an author event!

Gibson's hosts a very full event calendar, booking several weeks in advance! In order to evaluate and select the best events for our community, a formal proposal is required. Please fill out the form below. Our events coordinator will respond within 30 days. We currently have no plans to host in-store events, and do not have a timeline for when we will be considering them. All of our events are virtual, for the time being.

Book summary (please be sure to include title, and publisher). Additional blurbs and short reviews are welcome; please do not include rankings/reviews/links from our competitor, Amazon.
Information regarding past publicity and events.
Short bio of the author
Number of personal contacts that you believe will attend the event, plus a summary of planned outreach efforts (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, e-mail list, etc.).
Does your book have a local angle? Is your book on a timely or newsworthy subject? If so, how?
We rely on publisher support to keep our event program sustainable. If your publisher does not offer cooperative advertising funds to offset some of our event expenses, we require a $50 partnership fee ($25 for storytime events).
If you self-published your book or published through a print-on-demand service, can you supply books for the event at our standard 40% discount and returnable?
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